Water, Waste and Wildlife: Innovations for the Future of our Waterways (Year 3-10) 

This event has been cancelled 

Call 1300 966 784 if you require more information. 

For teachers who want to use Citizen Science and STEM Design Thinking to teach real-world conservation issues and empower their students to innovate for the future of our waterways.

Program description

This PD workshop is exclusive for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers. It includes interactive activities, teaching tips and resources you can use right away.

If this workshop is not able to be held face-to-face a modified version will be held online. 

Learn how to engage students’ critical thinking by helping to solve conservation and environmental challenges for marine and freshwater wildlife. Explore how to combine STEM, Citizen Science and the Design Thinking Framework to tackle real-world problems faced by our aquatic systems. You will hear from inspirational conservation educators and scientists to discover how you can incorporate real-world challenges into your curriculum to create more meaningful and impactful learning experiences.  

You will learn:  

  • From a range of conservation educators and scientists  
  • How to use real-world challenges and Citizen Science to build critical and creative thinking skills in students 
  • To access range of teacher resources and activities  
  • How to use Zoos Victoria’s community conservation projects to empower students to become innovative, active citizens 
  • Amongst like-minded peers and discuss curriculum ideas 

This PD supports the teaching of the Victorian Curriculum levels 3-10: ScienceLearning about Sustainability, Critical and Creative Thinking.

Vegetarian morning tea and lunch will be provided on the day.  

Professional standards

This PD is accredited for the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 

Standard: 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs  

You will explore a range of teaching strategies and ways to design curriculum content. 

Standard: 3.4 Select and use resources  

You will investigate and plan to use of range resources that help student connect understand and take action essential ecosystems. 

Standard: 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities   

You will share ideas, educational approaches and resources with a professional teaching community including science experts, school colleagues, external teachers and Zoo Teachers. 

You will receive a certificate for 6.5 hours of professional development. 

Register now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place.